Dec 02, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

New Order

No crisis please

The currency crisis is making Thailand more democratic, but not Indonesia, says PRIYAMBUDI.

More educated, more ruthless

DAVID BOURCHIER looks at the new generation of military leaders, after a big shakeup between July and October 1997.

Permeable border

Indonesian fishermen whose traditional fishing grounds are in Australian waters may have a Mabo-style claim, says CAMPBELL WATSON.

Volunteers rescue reefs

HELEN LANDYMORE found herself surveying rare birds and fish in stunning locations when she joined an Operation Wallacea expedition.

Operation Wallacea

MARK ERDMANN explains the history of an exciting venture in reef conservation using volunteer divers.

Rare birds die in West Java

Impoverished villagers kill huge numbers of migrating birds resting on Java's foreshores each year. JOHN McCARTHY reports

Whose tourism? Balinese fight back

CAROL WARREN reports on developments at Padanggalak, where outside money and graft encounter strong opposition.

I always throw the envelope away

ANGELA ROMANO explores the 'envelope culture' among journalists

Travels in West Timor

SIMON ANDREWARTHA discovers a quiet invasion by outsiders, even in the remotest villages.

A fresh wind is blowing

Why is it so hard to remember the evils of the past? ROB GOODFELLOW explores the pain, and the exhilaration, of memory.

Ayam Majapahit

LAINE BERMAN sheds a tear for the late great Indonesian comic.

Villagers keep the seas alive

Coastal villagers will protect reefs if they know it is in their interest. IAN DUTTON and BRIAN CRAWFORD report on an international project that goes to the cutting edge.

Kalimantan's peatland disaster

Greed and stupidity destroy the last peatland wilderness, home to thousands of orangutan

Suharto's fires

Suharto cronies control an ASEAN-wide oil palm industry with an appalling environmental record

Quo vadis, lesbians?

Lesbians want to be themselves

Women and the nation

Throughout its history, outsiders wanted the women's movement to be nationalist first of all. Now women are finding their own voice

Remembering Sam Kapissa

He was a wood carver, musician, and mover and shaker for the arts on Biak

The bronze Asmat warrior

Contemporary art in Papua is about new and contested identities

Freeport's troubled future

Without Suharto, who will protect Freeport from itself?

The Suharto Museum

What gifts did Aussie prime ministers bestow on President Suharto?

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